Storm Chasers vs. Local Contractors: Who to Choose?

Hail storms are a fact of life, in some areas of the country. While hailstorms can be observed just about anywhere thunderstorms occur, they are most common in the area of the United States known as Hail Alley which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

In today’s article, trusted residential roofing company Fortenberry Roofing Co. explains why it is better to have your roof repaired or replaced by a local contractor rather than storm chasers.

Storm Chasers


What Are Storm Chasers?

Storm chasers are roofers who show up in an area where a severe weather event such as hail storms and tornadoes have occurred to offer their services. They travel across the country following natural disasters offering to fix your roof quickly and at a lower cost. 

While there are some storm chasers who do a good job, many have a bad reputation for doing inferior work and disappearing. Imagine this scenario: a hail storm ravages your area and wreaks havoc on your roof. You then have it repaired by a storm chaser only to find out later that the work is shoddy and by the time you realize this, they are long gone and you are left with a defective roof and you end up getting a second roof replacement after only a few years.

Why It Is Better to Hire a Local Contractor

While not all storm chasers are disreputable and the majority do a fine job, it is always better to have work done by a trusted local contractor. Local contractors are easier to work with and they know all the local building codes which can vary from town to town. They are also able to get building permits quicker as they have gone through the process many times. A local contractor is also easier to get a hold of should the need arise. Hiring local is also a great way to support your community.

How to Tell if Your Contractor Is Local

A good way to tell if a residential roofing contractor is local is by simply checking the license plates on their service vehicles. They should also have a local number and address. Keep these tips in mind the next time you are looking to get a roofing job done.

Fortenberry Roofing Co. is the gold standard when it comes to all things roof-related! Give us a call at 1-844-701-0599 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation today! We serve homeowners in and around Littlefield and Floydada, TX.


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